David Yates Had His Doubts About Directing The Fantastic Beasts Franchise

It had been many years since the conclusion to the “Harry Potter” film franchise had been released when Warner Bros.

began looking for a way to bring viewers back to its magical world.

After “Harry Potter” producers David Heyman and Lionel Wigram met with J.K.

Rowling to pitch their idea for a faux-documentary style film featuring Newt Scamander, the author responded in kind, sharing a script she had already been working on.

The “Fantastic Beasts” franchise was born, and the rest is history.When “Fantastic Beasts” was being conceptualized, there was much conversation about who would helm the film.

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